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Speed Guns  

September 1, 2005

By Melanie Basich

New technology in radar and lidar makes it even more difficult for drivers to beat speeding tickets. The best part is many of these innovations have reduced the number of court dates for cops because the resulting evidence is so ironclad.

Heat Seekers: Thermal Imaging  

August 1, 2005

By Melanie Basich

The technology known as thermal imaging senses heat using infrared—a part of the light spectrum the unaided human eye cannot see—and displays it on a screen as images in varying shades of gray.

JLT Mobile Computers Ruggedized 1205-PS PC  

July 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

There are essentially two types of computers in American police cars: removable laptops and fixed onboard computers that aren’t meant to be removed unless they need to be repaired or replaced.

How to Purchase Mobile Computers  

July 1, 2005

By David Griffith

Back in 1965, a few years before he helped found Intel, a scientist named Gordon Moore postulated a law of technology. What the brilliant Mr. Moore said is that the power of computers will double every year. Some say he said every 18 months.

CrimeStar Records Management System  

June 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

OK. Let’s be honest. There’s nothing sexy about records management systems. There, I said it. And I know you are thinking it, too. Records management systems are boring with a capital “B.”

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Street Smarts  

May 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

Officers can become too reliant on the new technology to do their job, and can easily forget that an officer’s job is still 90 percent common sense and know-how.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-29  

May 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

There is no doubt that one of the major aspects of contemporary law enforcement is the ability to obtain information from the best sources, vet it thoroughly, and disseminate it quickly. The days of retrieving information from your desktop Rolodex are gone. And writing reports with pens and paper is also going the way of the dinosaurs. Computers have become an operational necessity.

A Second Set of Eyes  

May 1, 2005

By Melanie Basich

Police agencies have come to depend on in-car video systems to capture each shift on camera. Not only do these devices provide a way to document events that take place in and around patrol cars, but new technology makes the recorded proof even more ironclad when scrutinized by defense attorneys and jury members.

Networking for Information  

April 1, 2005

By Dan Pasquale

While the old standby techniques certainly have their place in today’s police work, technology and new improvements have created some exciting new ways to track criminals and solve crime.

Easypano Crime Scene Virtual Tour & Publisher  

April 1, 2005

By Bob Davis

Crime scene investigation is a basic step in every criminal investigation. Beyond the wizardry of DNA and trace fiber analysis that are shown on TV shows like “CSI” there are other vital tasks that crime scene technicians and detectives perform to connect the dots and solve the crime. One of these tasks is photography.
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